My friend Katie told me about a recipe she found for making acorn cookies. I’ve been excited to try them and found a recipe and changed it a little last night. The kids and I shaped the acorns, dipped the tops in chocolate, and then rolled them in ground walnuts. I added some finely ground coffee beans in with the walnuts for a coffee/walnut sort of flavor. The kids preferred their cookies just dipped in chocolate. If you have a nut allergy or just don’t like nuts you could try crushed cookies or something similar.
Here is the recipe. The dough will be very dry but should stick together if formed into a ball. Make a ball and then press a flat area for baking and then pinch the top part of the cookie to resemble the end of an acorn. Once cooled completely dip the ends in chocolate and then ground nuts of your choice. I took these photos last night when the sun was almost completely set. I couldn’t re-take any photos today because our dog stole the ziploc bag of cookies from the counter this morning and while trying to eat them (through the bag) destroyed them all, haha.
Acorn Cookies (Vegan)
-1 cup melted Earth Balance
-3/4 cup brown or turbinado sugar
-2 1/2 cups of flour
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1 1/2 cup walnuts ground or chopped finely (you could use another nut if you prefer)
Combine melted butter and sugar and stir until blended. Add flour and baking powder. The mixture will appear dry and crumbly but will form a ball and hold. Shape into acorns, and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Once cooled dip the tops into melted chocolate and then roll in the nuts.
Tonight we have Trick Or Treating, yahoo! I will post some photos later if I get a chance..